NRG Energy, Inc. Prices and Increases Amount of Senior Notes Offering
PRINCETON, N.J. -- January 10, 2014
NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has priced and increased the amount of its
previously announced offering to $1,100 million in aggregate principal amount
of 6.25% senior notes due 2022. The notes will be senior unsecured obligations
of NRG and will be guaranteed by certain of its subsidiaries.
The notes mature on July 15, 2022. The offering is expected to close on
January 27, 2014, subject to customary conditions.
NRG intends to use the proceeds from the offering to partially fund the
consummation of the Edison Mission Energy (“EME”) acquisition and to
repurchase up to $400million in aggregate principal amount of its 8.50%
senior notes due 2019 and its 7.625% senior notes due 2019 and to pay fees and
expenses incurred in connection with the repurchase of such notes. The 8.50%
senior notes due 2019 are designated as the first, or highest, acceptance
priority level, and the 7.625% senior notes due 2019 are designated as the
second acceptance priority level. If the EME acquisition is not consummated,
NRG intends to use the proceeds from the offering to repay existing
indebtedness and to pay related fees and expenses. All remaining amounts, if
any, will be used for general corporate purposes. The offering is not
contingent on the concurrent closing of the EME acquisition.
The notes and related guarantees are being offered only to qualified
institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or, outside the United States, to
persons other than “U.S. persons” in compliance with Regulation S under the
Securities Act. The notes and related guarantees have not been registered
under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and
may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an
applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This notice is issued
pursuant to Rule 135c of the Securities Act, and does not constitute an offer
to sell the notes, nor a solicitation for an offer to purchase the notes.
NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Princeton, New
Jersey, and Houston, Texas, owns and operates one of the country’s largest and
most diverse power generation portfolios and serves more than two million
retail electricity customers.
This communication contains forward-looking statements that may state NRG’s or
its management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the
future. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks,
uncertainties and assumptions, and typically can be identified by the use of
words such as “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “forecast,” “plan,”
“believe” and similar terms. Although NRG believes that its expectations are
reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to
have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above
include, among others, risks and uncertainties related to the capital markets
generally and whether NRG will offer the New Notes or consummate the offering,
the anticipated terms of the New Notes and the anticipated use of proceeds.
The foregoing review of factors that could cause NRG’s actual results to
differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements
included herein should be considered in connection with information regarding
risks and uncertainties that may affect NRG’s future results included in NRG’s
filings with the SEC at www.sec.gov.
NRG Energy, Inc.
Karen Cleeve, 609-524-4608
David Knox, 832-357-5730
Chad Plotkin, 609-524-4526
Daniel Keyes, 609-524-4527
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